Our Team

Peter O’Connell

Senior Vice President of Operations

Peter O’Connell is the Senior Vice President of Operations at Tomahawk. He oversees the day-to-day operations of Tomahawk as well as the law enforcement programs. Bringing almost three decades of experience to this role, he aims to give back to law enforcement groups by teaching them essential lessons and helping them keep their communities safe.

Mr. O’Connell retired from active duty in May 2018, after 28 years of service in the Special Operations community, including five years in the British Royal Marines Commandos, seven years in the British Special Boat Service, and 16 years in a Joint Counter Terrorist Special Mission Unit. During his tenure, Mr. O’Connell conducted more than 20 combat deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and several other missions worldwide. He received many combat commendations including the Star of Gallantry, eight Active Combat Medals, two citations for Gallantry, two Meritorious Unit Citations, the Infantry Combat Badge, and a Joint Service Commendation Medal. Mr. O’Connell was chosen to attend the Military Personnel Exchange Program in the United States, where he served with the Naval Special Warfare Development Group for over two years in a Trident Squadron.

Mr. O’Connell was born in the United Kingdom and grew up in Glasgow, Scotland. He graduated from the Commando Training Center Royal Marines in 1991 and completed United Kingdom Special Forces selection and training in 1996. He relocated to the U.S. and joined the Tomahawk team in 2018. He lives with his wife and their two children in Nashville, Tennessee.